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Sports Therapy

Byron Joannides

Meet Byron Joannides

Exercise Rehabilitation and Sports Massage Therapist

Byron is a dedicated and passionate exercise scientist from Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with an Honours Degree in Exercise Science from the University of the Western Cape in 2020. Since then, he has gone on to do his Masters Degree in Exercise Science, which he is currently completing part-time.

His passion for exercise comes from a long history of competing in endurance events, including half-marathons, triathlons, and long-distance swimming. He constantly spends his time researching the latest trends in human movement science and finds great interest in learning from others in the field.

He specialises in helping people of all ages in moving the way that they should – smoothly and pain-free!

Byron believes that “through the daily practice of purposeful movement and proper nutrition, the world would be a happier, healthier place”.

He has had experience in working with patients who have had difficulty moving after surgery, individuals with neurological disorders, injured athletes as well as people who are just looking to move more freely on a daily basis.

Sports Therapy

Key features of our Sports Therapy offered by Byron Joannides:

  • Thorough injury assessment
  • Posture and movement screening
  • Hands on manual therapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Strength and stability guidance
  • A full understanding of your muscular and skeletal imbalances
  • Bespoke rehabilitation and wellbeing plans
  • Sport specific performance programmes

Tailored exercise rehabilitation plans

After visiting us for an assessment, you will likely receive a bespoke rehabilitation plan that is tailored to help you treat your injury, become more stable, reduce your pain or in some instances, prepare for surgery

Hands on treatment

Depending on the problem, we may also provide massage, stretching, joint mobilisations and medical acupuncture to assist you with your overall recovery. Sometimes this may require booking a separate appointment alongside your rehabilitation consultations.

Sport Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is exactly that! Whether it’s an on-going injury over many years, a new injury that you want to try and prevent returning; or just identifying your ‘weak and vulnerable’ areas to prevent injury in the future – sports injury prevention makes sense!

How it works

You may find that you have a certain weak point, or the requirements of your sport stress some areas more frequently than others.

The results from our assessments can highlight these areas and help us guide you on your rehab and training. It is then up to you to build the exercises and treatment interventions that we design into your schedule to enhance your performance and recovery.

Typical vulnerabilities your sports therapist could identify:

  • Spinal issues
  • Lower back, neck and mid back instability and weakness.
  • Poor lower back, neck and mid back movement.
  • Poor posture – particularly related to sitting and standing.
  • Compensated movement patterns in the spine and pelvis.
  • Gait issues and the consequential impact on the spine and skeleton.
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder blade instabilities, restrictions or poor movement patterns
  • Shoulder Mobility Issues
  • Rotator Cuff weakness
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Elbow, Wrist & Hand
  • Poor joint flexibility
  • Poor joint stability and strength
  • Poor or compensated movement patterns
  • Pelvis & Hips
  • Sacro-iliac Joint Instability or stiffness
  • Post-Surgical Hip Rehabilitation
  • Exercise-Related issues
  • Knees
  • Knee Instability
  • Patellofemoral issues due to weakness or sports specific stress
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle weakness/balance issues
  • Achilles Tendon issues
  • Poor foot stability and issues with the arch of the foot
  • Ankle and foot restrictions
  • Sports Performance
  • Injury Prevention
  • Running Performance
  • Triathlon Performance
  • General gym related problems
  • Typical conditions treated:
  • Sprains and strains
  • Injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Repetative injuries (such as tennis and golfers elbow)
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Postural problems
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Joint pain and stiffness


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